Midsommer (Original English version)

Midsummer

Lyrics by James Atkin

Night is a slave to the daylight’s Queen
And the shadows dance in the in-between
Night is a slave to the day-time King
And here in the shadow’s embrace we sing

Mark the coming of the solstice
A time foretold in rings of stone
Beyond this eve the daylight falters
And sunshine shall not be alone

The time is near, the hour approaches
And strong the power of witch and seer
The healers magics time encroaches
Darkness cannot reach us here

Night is a slave to the daylight’s Queen
And the shadows dance in the in-between
Night is a slave to the day-time King
And here in the shadow’s embrace we sing

Summer wins her war with winter
The sun and moon contest the skies
Beyond this eve shall day-light splinter
Beyond tonight, the daylight dies

The time is now, so come my brothers
Mothers, sisters, maidens, fine
Come join your hands with all the others
Come to see the darkness die

Darkness, therein lies all sorrow
Darkness, where doth grief reside
Darkness wherein hides all evil
Darkness, home to thieves and lies

Twilight, she is but the threshold
Twilight, found ‘pon the divide
Twilight be this night unending
Twilight stem the shadow tide

Shadow, lives between the factions
Shadow, dances in the void
Shadow, waxing in the evening
Shadow, you are light destroyed

Fire, twisting to the heavens
Fire, lights upon the shore
Fire, with your warmth and vision
Fire, help us win this war

Down by the shore
Next to the water
Come with a bough or branch shall ye

Lay them down,
One on another
Build it as tall as the sky for me

Come bring a flame
Touch to the tinder
Come fan the flames with your hearts shall ye

Come gather round
Join in the madness
Sing, sing aloud and along with me!

Come fill your bowl
Let sing your laughter
Come raise your bowls, raise a toast with me

Ragged our ring
But mighty our chorus
Before the darkness is set free!